Upcoming Shows!!

This summer has been pretty hectic, in a lot of lovely ways. I took a break from Brooch Boyfriends for the season to focus on some other work and to enjoy the lovely sunshine and travel to lovely places such as Bermuda and Vancouver.

Now that September is upon us, I’m in back-to-school mode, or rather, back-to-brooch mode. You can expect to see more updates on Instagram, Twitter, and here on my blog.

The first update being: Upcoming shows! I have 3 upcoming shows you need to know about.

1. Etsy Made in Canada Day
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I’m back for round 2. It was so successful last year, I’m so happy to be a part of it again this year.

2. Kensington Market Art Fair’s Pedestrian Sundays
I’ve never been a part of this show before, though it should be great! The atmosphere is always lovely on a Pedestrian Sunday. The show is Sunday September 27th

3. The One of a Kind Christmas 2015 show!!
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This one is pretty darn exciting. 11 days of craft showing. Will I make it? Who knows. But it’s bound to be a wild ride.

Come check out Brooch Boyfriends at all these fine shows! Meet me in person, frantically making stock in order to keep up with demand. It doesn’t get better than that!

Brooch Boyfriends at DX3!

One of a Kind Show prep has taken me away from all sorts of life things – including keeping you updated on this blog – however I have some exciting news to share. Brooch Boyfriends has been asked to be a part of the Etsy Marketplace at the DX3 Conference this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!!

For those who don’t know, DX3 is Canada’s largest immersive digital marketing & retail experience. There are many many sponsors which promise a really great show!

DX3 runs the weekend of March 11th and 12th.

Wed. March 11th     8am – 5:30pm
Thur. March 12th     8am – 4:30pm


I hope to see you there! Now to get back to brooch prep…

2 Years with Etsy!


That’s the cute little graphic I received in my inbox when I made my first sale with Etsy, exactly two years ago today. I now have over 150 sales, over 200 followers, and have been invited to take part in numerous Etsy events including the One of a Kind Etsy Section, Etsy Made in Canada, and the #UnwrapEtsy holiday pop up. I just wanted to take this chance, on our second anniversary, to thank Etsy for all the opportunities you’ve awarded me, and all that you do for small businesses and artisans in Canada.


#UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop Up!

Etsy Canada is doing so many wonderful things for makers like me. I am so so thrilled they asked me to be a part of their #UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop Up shop in Toronto! I cannot be more excited. For 6 days, starting November 21st, Etsy will be hosting tons of local artisans and makers at Huntclub at 709 Bathurst Street. Check out the poster below for more details and click it to view the #UnwrapEtsy Facebook event!

Toronto Etsy Unwrap

Etsy: Made in Canada Awesomeness

This past Saturday was the Etsy: Made in Canada show. May I say: what a complete success!! It was one of my most favourite shows I have ever done. Thank you to Etsy who did such an amazing job organizing and promoting the sale – the crowds never ceased! And thank you to all of you who came, browsed, bought, and supported handmade goods! Crafters like me would be nothing without great customers like yourselves. If you missed the sale, click here to view all the lovely handmade wares for sale on their Etsy homes.

I hope this won’t be the only Etsy: Made in Canada sale, and I sincerely hope I will be invited to join (if) ever they organize another one.

And for those of you who missed out on Kanye and Harry Potter (they flew like wildfire!) I will be selling these two lovely boyfriends and more at the Canadian Cancer Society’s OktoberFEAST on Thursday October 16th at Wychwood Barns. Can’t wait to see you there!

Here are some snaps from Etsy: Made in Canada.

Beautiful installation by We Create Hoopla for the Etsy: Made in Canada VIP preview show.

large crowds on Saturday

a perfect match!

thank you Etsy!



Brooch Boyfriends are handmade with love by Hannah Bee in Toronto, Canada.

If you would like to grab one of these eligible young bachelors for your very own or for your friend, please visit my Etsy shop: broochboyfriends.etsy.com

If you would like a custom-made boyfriend (modeled after your own sweet boo or the boyfriend you've always wanted) please email me at broochboyfriends@gmail.com with 'Custom Made Boyfriend' in the header and I will happily create one for you. Send along a description and/or photo as well!

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